Annual Conference
June 1st, 2007
Brandeis University

"Space: The Final Frontier"
Friday, June 1st, 2007
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Hassenfeld Conference Center

Mark your calendars for JUNE 1, 2007, for the ACRL NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER Annual
Meeting Conference. It will be held at Brandeis University and promises to be one of
the outstanding events this Spring, 2007 for New England librarians. The conference theme is
Space: The Final Frontier" which will be addressed throughout the day from a wide range of
perspectives and many ideas offered as potential alternative solutions.

Many libraries here in New England and around the country are struggling to balance core values
such as the preservation and retention of resources, with the reality of limited space. The ACRL
New England Conference in Spring, 2007 will explore whether/how we can keep pace with users'
increasingly niche demands for resources and multi-purpose facilities without sacrificing library
core values, and how we can continue to provide access to necessary collections and services
within our libraries.

For conference Details:

Registration opens March 1, 2007 and continues through April 30th, 2007. Registration is limited.

Accepting registrations now! Registration Forms


The morning will begin with two outstanding speakers in a forum on space issues in libraries:
Paul Gherman, University Librarian, Vanderbilt University, and Brian F. Lavoie, Consulting
Research Scientist at OCLC. Paul and Brian will be followed by our keynotes respondent,
Anne Sauer, Director of Digital Collections and Archives (DCA), Tufts University.

In addition to being involved in several digital publication projects, such as one to create tools
for history research, Gherman brings expertise as former President of ASERL (Association of
Southeastern Research Libraries), and has proposed programs of "deep cooperation," including
championing the idea of "virtual storage."

Brian Lavoie has worked as OCLC liaison to the Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata,
andas a member of the Digital Library Federation Framework Working Group. Among other
ventures he has given us all a 'reality check' when he analyzed the holdings of the original
"Google 5" and has spoken on the exploration of "collective collecting."  As Director of Digital
Collections and Archives, Anne Sauer will bring a fresh perspective to the issues raised by the
morning speakers and lend her own unique voice as well as lead the discussion.

In the afternoon, there will be two sessions of concurrent events. These will include:

Linda Oldach of Mt. Wachusett Community College.
--Linda will address leadership issues for space planning and summarize the experiences at

A Collaborative Collections Panel will include:
--Leslie Button, Associate Director for Collection Services, UMASS Amherst,
--Steve Hyndman, Regional Manager YBP Library Services
--Pat Adams, Sales Director Blackwell Book Services
--Barbara Preece,  Executive Director of the Boston LibraryConsortium
All will be giving their various perspectives on the process.

Additional sessions will include:

Greg Pronevitz, Regional Administrator of Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library,
Greg will give insights into the applications for the Digital Commonwealth. This will prove to be a
remarkable day looking at and discussing so many possible alternatives to space problems in

This event is really going to be terrific. Registration will begin March 1.
All of this, and a delicious lunch! See you at the Brandeis University Hassenfeld Conference Center!

Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsors

ACRL New England wishes to thank the corporate sponsors who are helping make this a successful conference.
They are (in alphabetical order):
contact: John Henderson

Contact: Ed McGettigan
Contact: Patrick Moriarty
READEX Contact: Jim Walsh
HWWILSON Contact: Kit Greening
WALDO Contact: Joanne Montgomery
Xrefer Contact David Waters
Springer contact Noella D. Owen
Contact: Anne Marie Fritzky
Contact Julie Mallin

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